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the total of knowledge attitudes and behaviors shared by and passed on by members of a group
a community of people living in a particular place
a specific group that shares a language, customs, and a common heritage
A new method, idea, product, etc:
the spread of ideas and inventions
a place where important ideas began and spread
when society changes because it accepts or adopts an innovation
version of a language that reflects changes in speech patterns
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power
Concentrated in Israel, it's the oldest monotheistic religion.
The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth,
The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
an offshoot of Hinduism, Buddhism developed about 563 B.C.
the dominant religion of india
number of childbirths per 1000 people per year
average number children a woman would have in her lifetime
number of deaths per 1000 people per year
infant mortality rate
Number of deaths among infants under age one per 1000 live births
rate of natural increase
population growth rate = birthrate - mortality rate
A graphic device that shows sex and age distrubution
push: drives people away pull: draws to somewhere new
the number of people living per unit of an area
The number of organisms a piece of land can support.
an independent political unit; usually a country
people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.
when a nation and a state occupy the same territory
a form of government where people rule themselves
a form of government when the leader is held until death and rule is passed to his heirs
An individual or group holds complete political power in a country
government that plans and controls all aspects of society and the economy
Having no outlet to the sea
large populations or the center of business
The area surrounding a big city
functional area including city, suburbs, and exurbs linked economically
make or become urban in character
central business district
The core of a city is almost always based on commercial activity.
the exchange of goods and services among people
economy: the system of production and distribution and consumption.
economic system in which production of goods and services is determined by a central government
a type of ecomomic system in which production of goods and services is determined by the demand from consumers
resources that can be formed naturally; or found in nature
support system to keep an economy going including power, communications, transportation
per capita income
a country's average amount of money per person
total value of all goods and services produced by a country; could include factories in other countries
total value of all goods and services produced within a country
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